Ptolemy's Gate (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3)

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Three years after the events of The Golem`s Eye, the young magician Nathaniel is an established member of the British Government. But he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly and Britain`s enemies are mounting attacks close to London. Increasingly distracted, he is treating Bartimaeus worse than ever: the long-suffering djinni is growing weak from too much time in this world, and his patience is at an end. Meanwhile, undercover in London, Kitty has been stealthily completing her research into magic and Bartimaeus` past. She hopes to break the endless cycle of conflict between djinn and humans - but will she be able to get anyone to listen? Before any of these problems can be resolved, disaster strikes London from an unexpected source and the destinies of Bartimaeus, Nathaniel, and Kitty are thrown together once more. They have to face treacherous magicians, a long-fermented conspiracy, and an enemy from `The Other Place` that threatens London and the world. Worst of all, they must somehow cope with each other.... Bartimaeus fans will be entranced by Stroud`s brilliantly conceived finale to the series - sure to be a major best seller.

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About the Author:

Jonathan Stroud is the author of theNew York Timesbest-selling Bartimaeus Trilogy, as well asHeroes of the Valley,The Leap,The Last Siege,andBuried Fire. He lives in England with his family.

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An alternative London is divided between ruling magicians and oppressed commoners. Nathaniel is an apprentice magician who calls upon the 5000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus for assistance. Bartimaeus suffers Nathaniel's ineptitude with sardonic wit and wisecracks. Simon Jones is outstanding in this final book of the trilogy, expertly handling the sophisticated sarcasm of Jonathan Stroud's imaginative fantasy. Jones deftly takes us to the Other Place, helping listeners understand the djinni's essence. Questions about Bartimaeus's past are answered, and, by the end, Jones has created a worthy heroine in Kitty and a surer, more directed Nathaniel. All comes together in an absolutely satisfying conclusion, but not before chaos threatens everyone and everything. While reading the first two books isn't necessary, it is strongly recommended. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Verlag: Hyperion, New York (2006)
ISBN 10: 0786818611 ISBN 13: 9780786818617
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Buchbeschreibung Hyperion, New York, 2006. Hardcover. SOFORTVERSAND AUF RECHNUNG! Sehr schönes, sauberes Exemplar inklusive Schutzumschlag. - READY TO SEND! Very nice cleam copy. 501S. In englischer Sprache. Artikel-Nr. 090716b59y

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